Hair and Media Make-Up Level 2 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Overview

The Make-Up industry is very competitive and creative! You have to bring passion and commitment to this industry to be successful. It allows you to really bring out your confidence and creative skills wherever you decide to work. The industry now requires you to be able to perform hair services as well as make-up. So we have designed a course that is relevant to what the industry experts are wanting!

This qualification has been specifically designed to give you the skills necessary to be successful within the industry as either a freelance makeup artist, or give you the opportunity to work for a makeup counter.

You will learn everything you need to know regarding health and safety, client care, customer service skills and a range of practical elements.
You will take a deep dive into typical makeup looks to include: day, evening and a range of special occasion looks i.e. bridal, alongside the corresponding hairstyles.

The qualification also gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity, with units containing body art design, competition work and period makeup.

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Successful interview with Hair and Media Make-Up Expert.

You must have an interest in the make-up industry and must demonstrate an ability to communicate and follow the professional standards set by the awarding bodies.

You must be prepared to study the complete study programme, this includes maths and English and employability, enrichments and tutorials.

This course will enable you to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up to the general public and to gain employment in the Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Industry.

There are opportunities for a Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Artists to find employment within retail, a freelance basis or within a salon/studio.

The art of photographic make-up
Health and safety in the salon
Create an image based on a theme in the hair and beauty sector

Optional Units:
Apply makeup
Body art design
Shampoo and condition a client
The art of dressing hair
Plaiting and twisting hair
Client consultation for hair services
Apply makeup
Themed Face Painting
Body art design
Shampoo and condition the hair
The art of dressing hair
Client consultation for hair services

Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre, Media Hair and Makeup
Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Career Options:
Employment in Retail
Freelance Make-Up Artist
Salon Make-Up Artist
Studio Make-Up Artist
Hair Stylist
Progression to Hair or Make-Up

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.
Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Oral questions
Case studies.
The qualification also has a number of written assignments and online exams.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

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